A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections Source: National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) This Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections has three purposes: 1. To provide an overview of some of the major components and activities involved in creating good digital collections. 2. […]
Resource Types Archives: Books, Journals, Reports, & Theses
Understanding PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Source: Library or Congress This guide is a relatively brief overview of the PREMIS preservation metadata standard. It will not give you enough info rmation to implement PREMIS, but it will give you some idea of what PREMIS is all about. For many readers, this will be enough. For […]
An Information Life-Cycle Approach: Best Practices for Digital Archiving Source: JEP, Journal of Electronic Publishing The rapid growth in the creation and dissemination of digital objects by authors, publishers, corporations, governments, and even librarians, archivists, and museum curators, has emphasized the speed and ease of short-term dissemination with little regard for the long-term preservation of […]
Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists Source: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) This document describes methods for the care and handling of optical discs and is intended for use by librarians and archivists in government, academia, and ndustry. It draws on accumulated industry knowledge and the […]
The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials Source: National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) One of the goals of this Guide to Good Practice is to show the critical importance for the community of moving beyond the narrow vision of these early project-based enthusiasts […]
Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation Source: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress Cover the problems of preservation of digital materials including the philosophy and ethics of collections care for digital materials.
Position Paper on Conservation and Preservation in Collecting Institutions Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) This paper is meant to capture the essential reasons why the inclusion and support of conservation within collecting institutions is an integral part of stewardship and a necessity within any institution’s stated mission.
The Weight of a Petal: The Value of Botanical Gardens Source: American Institute of Biological Sciences Botanical gardens are crucial in this age of biodiversity crisis. Discussion of the role of Botanical Gardens in the conservation of biological and botanical species.
Distinguishing Between Ethanol and Isopropanol in Natural History Collection Fluid Storage Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Natural history specimens in fluid storage are typically maintained in either ethanol (grain or ethyl alcohol) (CH3CH2OH), isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol or propan-2-ol) [(CH3)2CHOH] or formalin (CH2O). If not previously documented, identifying storage fluids can be […]